Thursday, June 14, 2012

Science Fiction and TV Shows

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I enjoy Sci-Fi shows, both the good and the bad. On the bad/funny side were "My Favorite Martian", "Lost in Space", "Mork and Mindy" and

For some reason I was thinking about Sci-Fi shows that I really loved, ones that got canceled before their time (in my opinion). Some were allowed to wrap up the series, others just dropped off the schedule, to never be seen again.
  • Strange Luck
  • Quantum Leap
  • Firefly
  • Three Moons over Milford
  • Jericho (more post-Apocalyptic than sci-fi)
  • Caprica
  • Sanctuary [don't know if it has been renewed yet]
Some of these might not be traditional Science Fiction but because they dealt outside the norm, I consider them so...some might deem them Fantasy. That's okay, I like both genres. LOL! There are many other good shows (and even not so good shows) that came and went. How many generations of Star Trek have their been? I only watched the first two iterations (and enjoyed them both).

If you watched any of my cancelled shows, I think you'll see my love of all things quirky. I also never take things too seriously...television, movies and reading are escapism for me. I partake for relaxation and escape. If that makes me "trite", so be it. I am what I am.

Got any favorite shows you're missing?


18 comments:

  1. I like your taste in shows! Firefly and Quantum Leap are a couple of my favorites! I also enjoyed Jericho.

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  2. I really liked Invasion and am shocked to discover that it was made back in 2005/6, wow! it seems like only a couple of years ago. I also wanted them to keep (non-sci-fi) The Defenders. It irks me somewhat to see that Burn Notice is on its 6th season - it is just horrific - I guess people love the stuff they don't need to think about.

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  3. (Presses palms to chest) Oh, Firefly: I miss Firefly. I have the series on DVD and re-watch it often. The the follow-up "Serenity". I loved that show. I had high hopes for Caprica too, but I guess that didn't pan out. I can't say I've seen a couple of these others. Lost in Space was a classic, I remember laying on the floor as a kid every Wednesday evening to get in on the latest episode of the Robinsons and that weasel Smith.

    Later on I enjoyed Wild, Wild West too. Ever see that one? I think of it as the granddaddy of Steampunk.

    Thanks for the stroll down memory lane, Donna!

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  4. I just got the 'Jericho' boxset, to watch again...and the graphic novel that continues the story. I heard they were thinking of making a movie to close it, but aren't they always 'talking' about making movies?!
    We are currently watching the 'Star trek' movies back to back right now and loving them!

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  5. I miss Quantum Leap! But I've been catching re-runs of it on the weekend...one of the cable channels, but I don't remember which one.

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  6. I hated that they just dropped Jericho. I've been watching Firefly reruns lately, got to see the whole series. Loved it...again!

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  7. I don't think I ever watched that. 2005 was my year of sanity when I toured the country on my Harley (or maybe it was my year of insanity).

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  8. Wild, Wild West should have been on my list. I agree about the Steampunk granddaddy...and I was one that LOVED the movie. I know it was panned, but I loved it. LOL!

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  9. I really do wish they'd do a movie. I HATED that is was cancelled...without any notice or wrap-up attempt even....jeesh!

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  10. Scott Bakula will forever be in that role for me...reason I don't watch the newest Star Trek. LOL!

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  11. I was the one person who liked FlashForward. Also Defying Gravity should have been allowed to continue.

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  12. I enjoyed the pictures Back to the Future and Close Encounter of the third kind.

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  13. Hmmm, not familiar with either of those. Off to Google them. ;-)

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  14. So many great Sci-Fi movies, those are definitely two good ones!

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  15. You mentioned some good one for sure. I'd add Farscape to the list.

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  16. Caprica was one of my favorites. I really hate getting into a show and then the networks pull it off the air. No respect for the fans.

    I can honestly say though, I've never been in the middle of a book and had someone pull it out of my hands and say, "Sorry, we'll need this back as it's not popular enough."

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  17. I like both of those too! I thought the premise for 'Defying Gravity' was really good, they should probably have moved the story on a bit faster though!

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  18. Don't think I've seen that one...will have to watch to see if it pops up.

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